Roll of the day – Armpit or Shotgun Roll

Armpit RollThe Greenlandic name for this roll “Paatip Kallua Tuermillugu Illuinnarmik” literally means “using only one arm, with the paddle touching the shoulder”. This far more accurately describes the roll than the modern English name. This roll has nothing to do with your armpit. In this roll the paddle is extended and extremely powerful. It is used to practice rolling with either one arm injured or holding something in one hand and rolling with the paddle in the other. This roll needs no hip snap due to the huge sweep the paddle travels through. With practice this roll can be executed very slowly and gracefully.
You can view the video and tutorial here.

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